uplift mofo

  • what she says: i'm fine
  • what she means: i don't know why people still complain about one hot minute (1995) - they were doing their best with what they had. the fact that people hate it makes me think that it's only because of the lack of frusciante's melancholy guitar and his, of course incredible, technique. i think that dave navarro (48, from santa monica) had a lot to offer to the band (the red hot chili peppers). the way they speak makes me wonder, if they complain about frusciante, who was in a drug induced daze at the moment, fighting with his inner demons, what do they think about freaky styley, the uplift mofo party plan or their debut album, red hot chili peppers? don't they forget about the quantity of guitarists they had? why do they only care about john frusciante? they only care about frusciante. and they only care about saying mean things about navarro. why do they treat him so badly? because his vibe was different, because he dressed in a much controversial way? is it because he was and still is defying masculinity? because he dressed all in black? what is their problem? will i ever be happy?

365 Day Movie Challenge (2017) - #137: All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records (2015) - dir. Colin Hanks

I can’t speak to what the experience was like in other cities across the US and around the world, but I’m certain that anyone who lived in New York City between 1983 and 2006 remembers Tower Records. Many times in the late 90s and 2000s, I tagged along with my brother when he browsed the music in the store near Lincoln Center, and I remember buying my first two Red Hot Chili Peppers CDs, The Uplift Mofo Plan and Californication, at Tower Records when I was 13/14 (summer of 2006). Naturally, a film focused on this particular franchise would attract my attention, but it will also appeal to viewers who are interested in American music culture from the second half of the twentieth century, as well as viewers who want to get a grasp of how this close-knit, “family” organization got its start.

In All Things Must Pass, actor turned documentarian Colin Hanks chronicles the history of the iconic record/tape/CD store chain. From the company’s humble roots in Sacramento, California, as a small shop (and hangout for cool kids) run by Russell Solomon and a few friends, to its extraordinary success as a world-renowned brand, Hanks tells the story in a consistently entertaining and engaging fashion. Hanks doesn’t reinvent the wheel for nonfiction filmmaking, and it seems like a misstep that he concentrated way too much time on the crazy 70s and then sort of rushed through the next two decades of the business, but All Things Must Pass is definitely worth seeing for the nostalgia factor and the reminiscences of bygone eras in music appreciation and technology.

Fight Like a Brave
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Fight Like a Brave

“fight like a brave

don’t be a slave

no one can tell you

you’ve got to be afraid…”

The Uplift Mofo Party Plan es el tercer álbum de estudio de los Red Hot Chili Peppers, lanzado en 1987 por EMI. Es el unico álbum en el que participan los miembros originales de la banda formada en 1983 por Anthony KiedisFleaHillel Slovak y Jack Irons. Después de su lanzamiento,Hillel Slovak murió de sobredosis, y Jack Irons abandonó la banda. Uno de los singles, Fight Like a Brave, está dedicado a la heroina.

Favorite Red Hot Chili Pepper Album Stereotypes -

Debut - “I knew about the Chili Peppers before you were born! Stop talking about sox on cox - you don’t know anything!”

Freaky Styley - “George Clinton is awesome! Punk/Funk forever! Long live Hillel!” 

Uplift Mofo Party Plan - “Let’s snort some lines and dance!”

Mother’s Milk - “Their last great album before selling out. Flea is God!”

Blood Sugar Sex Magik - *sings Under the Bridge*  “Soooo many memories! Chili Peppers at their prime!”

One Hot Minute - “Why am I so misunderstood?! Nobody loves me! Did you know Tearjerker is written about Kurt Cobain?”

Californication - “I’m carrying around teen angst and I can listen to Scar Tissue and Otherside on a loop for an hour.”

By the Way - “John Frusciante is life. Dude, where’d all my weed go?”

Stadium Arcadium - “They are so amazing! I just love everything about them! Oh my Gosh! So awesome! Genius!”

I’m With You - Haha, the drummer looks like Will Ferrell and the singer looks like Hitler.